Arlen Roth Band
ARLEN ROTH BAND
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DOORS: 6PM / SHOW: 8PM
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Arlen is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. He has toured the world with countless acts and recording with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, John Sebastian, Janis Ian, Eric Andersen and The Bee Gees.
In 2021, Arlen and the legendary JOHN SEBASTIAN, released an album in tribute to John’s music, lead guitarist Zal Yanovsky, and to the LOVIN’ SPOONFUL who were a huge influence on Arlen when he was growing up as a guitarist! This recording is part of an ongoing series of “tribute” albums, including ones honoring SIMON & GARFUNKEL, BOB DYLAN and The ROLLING STONES.
His teaching and creation of Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education, and his videos have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. Arlen was also the man behind the legendary Blues film, Crossroads, creating the guitar parts, directing the guitar scenes, and working alongside Ry Cooder and Ralph Macchio for seven months in Mississippi and in L.A.
He was voted in the Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time by Gibson.com, and in the Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time by Vintage Guitar Magazine. He has written 8 best-selling books, and Hot Guitar, is a compilation of ten years of his wildly-popular column for Guitar Player Magazine. From 2007 to 2012, Arlen created over 1,000 online lessons and blogs for Gibson Guitars, which had over 1 million followers.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Arlen quickly got turned on to the guitar at the age of 9, and was deeply encouraged by his father, New Yorker Magazine cartoonist, Al Ross, who saw that Arlen was learning very quickly by ear. He began to take classical guitar lessons in Greenwich Village, but was told to leave after he bought an electric guitar! From that point, he simply learned in real life, in front of audiences, in studios and simply by playing and teaching.
In 1970, his band Steel, from White Lake, NY performed for 8 hours at the 1st Anniversary Woodstock Reunion Concert at Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, NY, and soon after, he moved to the actual town of Woodstock, NY, where he quickly jump-started his career. His 1st published book was Slide Guitar, on Oak Publications when he was only 21 years old, and has since published numerous well-known books such as How to Play Blues Guitar, Nashville Guitar, Arlen Roth’s Complete Electric Guitar, Arlen Roth’s Complete Acoustic Guitar, Rock Guitar for Future Stars, Heavy Metal Guitar, Hot Guitar and Masters of the Telecaster.
His first album Guitarist, won the Montreaux Critics Award for Best Instrumental Album of the year in 1978, and his 12th album, All Tricked Out! garnered 4 Grammy Nominations. His prowess on the Telecaster has earned him the nickname “Master of The Telecaster” and also a master of Slide Guitar. He released a Slide Guitar Summit album featuring duets with many slide guitar greats such as Johnny Winter (Johnny’s last recording), Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, Greg Martin, Lee Roy Parnell, Jimmy Vivino, David Lindley, Rick Vito, Jack Pearson and others! This album is similar to his classic and legendary album Toolin’ Around (1993) which featured duets with greats such as Danny Gatton, Duane Eddy, Brian Setzer, Duke Robillard, Albert Lee, Sam Bush, Bill Lloyd and Jerry Douglas, and which also was a documentary. He followed that album with Toolin’ around Woodstock with LEVON HELM, with special guests Sonny Landreth, Amy Helm, Lexie Roth and Bill Kirchen.
His 2018 album, TELEMASTERS, was mostly recorded in Nashville, features Arlen in duets with other Telecaster Masters such as BRAD PAISLEY, VINCE GILL, STEVE CROPPER, STEVE WARINER, JOE BONAMASSA, BRENT MASON, ALBERT LEE, JOHNNY HILAND, JERRY DONAHUE, WILL RAY, REDD VOLKAERT, BILL KIRCHEN and JACK PEARSON. This album, as well as the Slide Summit were both Produced by the Grammy-award winning Tom Hambridge.
His band features Eddie Denise on Bass, Peter O’Brien on drums and Chris Foley on 2nd guitar. His daughter Lexie Roth often sings with the band, and has become a wonderful recording artist, singer and songwriter in her own right. Her credits include singing the classic “Night Life” on the album with LEVON HELMS and releasing a number of albums and videos.
Arlen continues to record and tour all over the world, getting sell-out crowds and standing ovations wherever he appears and is a pure pleasure to watch at his craft.